How to Better Your Lawyering Skills By Watching Movies

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Have you ever watched a movie with a court scene and wished that you could be like that lawyer? Or seen a lawyer negotiate with her opponent masterfully and wanted to have that talent? Maybe you have had a client say “That’s not how they did it in “insert movie name here”. 

As legal professionals, we are not born with advocacy skills. We need to to take in a great deal of information, often on topics about which we are unfamiliar. We must be able to determine the fundamental elements of problems. We have to synthesize, counsel, write speak and negotiate with great confidence and skill. These skills have the learned

Surprisingly, there are a lot of lawyering skills we can learn from the movies – and things that we should avoid.

In this webinar, Marcel Mongeon will share some of his favourite on screen lawyer scenes and talk about how you can improve your advocacy skills. This 90 minute course will be both entertain and educate.

Recording from Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern

This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of Professionalism content in Ontario. Approved CPD in British Columbia.

Practitioners in other jurisdictions please check with your authority.